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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub John Bradshaw ↠ 8 Free download Download ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ John Bradshaw Let's get this out of the way this is not a book about how to have the perfect dog or anything along those lines This is science Specifically the over looked science of what we know about dogs their origins perception and their role in society And I loved itThe first third or so of the book looks at the history of wolf

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub John Bradshaw ↠ 8 Free download Free download In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding Refreshingly unsentimental dog behaviour analysis book written with the purpose of discrediting dominance theory ie your dog wants to be top dog you need to show it you're boss It's an old school but persistent approach to dog training which according to this dude has been based on faulty and misunderstood research and not much of it This is

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub John Bradshaw ↠ 8 Free download This was a slightly odd book the main message of which is that theories of dog training which rely on the notion that because of th

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub I think this was a fantastic book gave a proper scientific explaination into dogs behaviour instead of something hyped up by The Discovery Channel I wish I had come across it before owning a dog Really useful and correct insight into dog behaviour would recommend to anyone who already owns a dog and especially for someone considerin

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub Download ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ John Bradshaw John Bradshaw ↠ 8 Free download Fascinating insight into the challenges facing dogs in the 21st century and how we as dog owners can make our dogs lives better by learning to understand them betterBradshaw starts off exploring how dogs are likely to be descended

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub This is an absolute must read for any dog lover In Defence of Dogs is a look at the history of dogs how we domesticated them from wolves and why the prevalent idea of dogs as ‘wolves in dog’s skin’ is completely wrong – in fac

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    In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding E–book/E–pub My copy of this book was a 2011 Christmas gift from two people maybe a husband and wife named Sabine and Edward to someone named Anthony The body of the handwritten greeting reads“With all our love for a very happy Christmas—we saw this and thought of you”With its mint condition the book was probably unread and most

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In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding Free download Ô 108 Free download In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding John Bradshaw one of the world's leading dog experts brings us a compelling insight into what dogs would ask us for if only they knew how The dog has been mankind's faithful companion for tens of thousands of years yet today finds itself in crisis throughout the western world Until just over a hundred years ago most dogs worked for their living and each of the many breeds ha. In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding by John Bradshaw is aimed at the general reader giving an overview of both the development of dogs as a species and their ethology The author s credentials are excellent he is a biologist who founded the anthrozoology department at Bristol University and his studies into canine behaviour are causing ripples throughout both the scientific and the popular dog world Increasingly the idea that we have to somehow get the upper hand and dominate the dogs we have as companions or working dogs is coming to be thought of as wrong thinking According to Bradshaw Dogs don t want to control people they want to control their own livesBefore investigating dog behaviour however Bradshaw delves deeply into dog origins their evolutionary journey and their relationship with ancestral wolves For about a century we have assumed that dogs are merely tame wolves and even in recent decades we have sought to justify this scientifically because 9996% of their DNA is the same as the grey wolf However Bradshaw catalogues the DNA of many types of wolves foxes jackals and wild dogs from prehistory to recent times and comes up with some surprising conclusions The timber wolf whom we all tend to assume is our dogs remotest ancestor is unlikely to be so since its territory became and restricted due to human intervention and the genetic material in modern dogs looks much similar to a little foxyjackal type creature living many years ago in North Africa not AmericaThese first three chapters about the genetic inheritance of dogs do tend to drag a little Bradshaw is so keen to properly document his findings referring to numerous studies which have been done that he is in danger of forgetting that his audience is not academic scientists but the general public He often seems to be writing a book for other biologists as part of an ongoing study Nevertheless the material is fascinating covering not only the differing genus of wolvesdogs but also the tribes of people world wide and their relationships with them Dogs were pictured in prehistoric cave paintings for example showing their value and importance to the peoples of the timeThe middle chapters concentrate on the physical attributes of dogs their brainpower emotional states and sensory capacities We tend to think of dogs as similar to children to assume that their behaviour is essentially similar to our own Bradshaw demonstrates that this is doing a dog a great disservice Because of the way a dog s brain is constructed it has differing abilities from us and thinks in a different way It is not lesser but different Similarly the emotional experiences and sensory capabilities are different The most obvious difference in their capabilities is their sense of smell which for physical and mental reasons is profoundly superior to ours somewhere between 10000 to 100000 better in fact We have 6 million olfactory receptors in our noses but dogs have 300 million And the area of a dog s brain devoted to analysing smells is 40 times greater than ours They even have a special organ which we do not have a Jacobson s organ somewhere at the back of the palate to help them identify and catalogue odours even precisely At this point the reader begins to wonder what we are subjecting our dogs sensitive noses to with our fake clean household detergents air fresheners and so onClearly dogs are able to detect infinitesimal traces of scents compared with us just as they are able to hear well outside our auditory range These senses are both much highly developed than humans Yet their vision is not as precise They have different colour receptors which mean that they can easily distinguish between red blue and green but find yelloworangered differentiation slightly tricky Night vision is easy for them but they do not see as well as we do in bright light Yet knowing all this we do not properly take it into account when assessing dogs behaviour We continue to criticise dogs for not sensing the world the way we do and castigating them for behaving differently Their brains clearly work differently from ours in a multitude of ways in addition to the simple sensory organs described Tests have indicated this over and over again Here is an example of a basic mistake in understanding and being realistic in terms of dog behaviour We insist that we want our pets to be loyal and attentive but also to understand if they are left for hours on end A dog may well try to occupy itself during this time by shredding something The common perception is that it looks guilty when its owner comes back We all do this even dog behaviourists have been caught out But how can it The dog makes no connection between the shredding and the return its brain simply does not work that way This is just our habit of slipping into anthropomorphism What the dog is doing is simple reinforced behaviour The dog thinks Sometimes when my owner comes back I get told off Sometimes I get praised I don t know which this will be and proceeds to stay low and do affiliation or appeasement behaviour until the situation becomes a bit clearer The dog learns uite uickly how to handle us or teach us how to behave What often goes wrong in such a situation is that the owner gets increasingly angry at the shredding on each return thereby setting a pattern and making the dog increasingly anxious The same thing happens on daily walks How often do you see a dog returning to its owner only to be chastised for taking too long Where is the motivation to return then These middle chapters document many studies into dog behaviour based on the earlier methods of work by Konrad Lorenz For instance his theories on imprinting feedback mechanisms adaptations in fact all his behavioural research was based on observation Bradshaw uses similar studies sometimes but by no means all devised by himself to demonstrate how a dog s brain works There is one experiment which is very similar to Thorndike s boxes which carefully analyses the thought processes a dog will go through in order to obtain food when it is hidden in various places Including an owner in such experiments makes even deductions possible especially an owner who deliberately lies or an owner who has been misled about the truth A mine of information can be gleaned from such an experiment when correctly performed and recorded From here the reader can move to drawing conclusions about dogs behaviour when interacting with humans The last two chapters go into the problems which come with breeding for looks rather than temperament Humans have interfered in the genetics of dogs than any other animal Such is the gene pool of some particular breeds now that all the existing dogs descend from just 6 males Even with most dogs any mating within the breed at all is euivalent to humans marrying their first cousin There are numerous instances of illnesses and conditions endemic to a particular breed solely caused by human intervention And the situation is escalating and getting worse all the time Responsible breeders are recognising that something must change Even as recently as a century ago breeds were crossed for strength but large scale concerns have done a lot of damage by line breeding to produce a certain cosmetic look Bradshaw also advocates small breeders for behavioural reasons too They will give the time and care needed for puppy socialisation The first 7 or so weeks in a puppy s life are crucial in order to develop healthy behaviour Bradshaw is also critical of the plethora of different regimes and societies that have sprung up in recent years devoted to helping us to turn our companions into the sort of dogs we want them to be They are for the most devoted to reinforcing good behaviour encouraging partnership and cooperation between owner and dog which he feels is laudable Only a few remain which are endorsing outmoded theories about dominance However the list even in the UK is a very long one so that a new dog owner would be hard put to select an appropriate organisation to go to for adviceJohn Bradshaw tries to cover a lot of ground in this book possibly too much ground It could easily have been converted to two books or even three That way anecdotal information could have been included to increase the flow unfortunately it is freuently not an easy read Some parts could be edited whereas others are interesting in themselves but presented in a dry academic style rather than a readable one However it is well worth sticking with as the information is not easily available elsewhere and Bradshaw makes many good points

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In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding

In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding Free download Ô 108 Free download In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding Its breeder but the real dog the pet that just wants to be one of the family and enjoy life Biologists now know far about what really makes dogs tick than they did twenty years ago but this new understanding has been slow to percolate through to owners and has not yet made enough of a difference to the lives of the dogs themselves This book is here to set the record straight. Fascinating insight into the challenges facing dogs in the 21st century and how we as dog owners can make our dogs lives better by learning to understand them betterBradshaw starts off exploring how dogs are likely to be descended not from modern wolves but from an ancestor of both wolf and dog and explores how they came to be domesticated while wolves didn t and on the way debunking much of the popular dominance myths that have been popular in dog training for a long time He talks about how many traits that were desirable in the working dog of 50 100 years ago are very much the opposite of desirable in the modern pet such as a tendency to herd or guard The sections on dog body language and how they communicate with both humans and other dogs were particularly fascinatingRead alongside Temple Grandin s Making Animals Happy A couple of points that reflect my own particular bias when it comes to dogs Bradshaw talks about the horrific genetic conditions that many pedigree dogs suffer from the overbreeding of dogs that has led to shelters struggling to cope and the fact that the modern pet dog is his words Reuired to be inactive almost 34 of their livesSo if you want to rescue a dog and free up space in a shelter rather than buying one if you want a dog that has been bred purely for health and speed and has no genetic problems like hip displaysa or heart conditions and if you want a dog that sleeps about 18 hours a day adopt a greyhound Making Animals Happy How to Create the Best Life for Pets and Other Animals

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In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding Free download Ô 108 Free download In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding D become well suited over countless generations to the task for which they were bred Now in their purely domestic roles we fail to understand their needs And it is time that someone stood up for dogdom not the caricature of the wolf in a dog suit ready to dominate its unsuspecting owner at the first sign of weakness not the trophy animal that collects rosettes and kudos for. Refreshingly unsentimental dog behaviour analysis book written with the purpose of discrediting dominance theory ie your dog wants to be top dog you need to show it you re boss It s an old school but persistent approach to dog training which according to this dude has been based on faulty and misunderstood research and not much of it This is welcome news to me Obviously I don t want to use a choke chain on my dog avoid cuddling it or constantly reassert my alpha status That is DEPRESSING But I don t have to because my dog pereives me as a parent not a leader Written by an anthrozoologist so a lot of discussion about how much or how little we can learn about dogs from observing their closest relatives the grey wolf plus archaeological evidence for where when and why dogs were domesticated Much rigorous than other trade books on this subject A little bit repetitive Kind of prejudiced against cats

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • In Defence of Dogs Why Dogs Need Our Understanding
  • John Bradshaw
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 9781846142956